Spring on the York College campus

Lauren Henry '89

Senior Principal Operational Specialist
Johnson & Johnson
"York College got me where I am today by giving me a good foundation. I was a Speech Communication major, and the classes I took really taught me how to speak (and even got rid of my Upstate New York/Central Jersey accents!). I was heavily involved in the radio station and also on the forensics (competitive speaking) team. If you're a good speaker, you can pretty much talk yourself in and out of any situation. This was helpful getting me through my long and winding career path."

Current City: West Chester, PA

YCP Degree: BA Speech Communication

Spartan Snapshots

  • Has held a variety of roles in her professional career: on-air DJ, Statistical Analysis System (SAS) programmer, systems analyst, corporate trainer, project manager, meeting planner, and comedian
  • Graduated with a 4.0 and won the Best Student Award for her major in graduate school from Penn State University-Great Valley with a Master of Education in Instructional Systems: Training, Design, and Development in 2007
  • Master’s thesis published in Encyclopedia of Human Resources Information Systems: Challenges in e-HRM (July 2008)
  • Winner of the Overall Achievement award in Instructional Systems
  • She is the WVYC-FM Alumni Coordinator, a YCP Day of Giving Social Media Ambassador, and a Delaware Valley Regional Ambassador
  • Had been the first donor on YCP Day of Giving three years in a row, until her Midnight Madness Challenge for the 2019 YCP Day of Giving
  • Improv Instructor for West Chester Studio for the Performing Arts and currently Managing Creative Director for Better Than Bacon Improv Comedy
  • YCP Student Leader Involvement: WVYC-FM radio station

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